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How Philippe Starck wants to improve people’s lives with his creations
Philippe Starck is a phenomenon. As one of the most famous designers of our time, he masters the range of product design in an unbelievable bandwidth. There is hardly an area of our daily lives that has not been made more beautiful and friendly through a design by the Frenchman. Philippe Starck is a chameleon, shrill and omnipresent as well as subtle, elegant and quiet. He observes his environment with never-ending curiosity and almost inexhaustible energy. New experiences are food for his spirit and creativity. The result are works that are always original and full of surprises, and often they – like their inventor – transcend the traditional boundaries of design. In his work and in his designs, Philippe Starck is concerned with life, history and use. He likes to compare his work with archaeology, in which the core of a thing is also uncovered piece by piece. He spoke with us about his ideas, his life and why he compares himself to Goethe’s Faust.